Lucian Stories for St. Lucian Kids
I am Claudette Bekha Charles. I was born in St. Lucia and later migrated to the US. I am a parent and a teacher who came to realize that there is not enough quality children's literature for St. Lucian children, about St. Lucian children. I feel a strong social and cultural responsibility to help fill this gap.
I am writing a series stories, seen through the eyes of a little curious, adventurous, energetic, annafè girl called Wyetta. The stories will highlight many of the rich day-to-day experiences that children in St. Lucia enjoyed when I was a child, and still enjoy up till today. The stories are also rich with narratives, questions, illustrations, and insights that will help our children appreciate and value St. Lucian life, culture, and heritage.
This project has been a labour of love and pride. The first two books have been published. I have tried to keep the cost of production as low as possible. However, even at the nominal price of US $10.00 per book, many schools and children in St. Lucia cannot afford to buy these books.
I would really like to place at least two copies of each book in every primary school and library unit in St. Lucia, that is about 500 books. Please help me meet this goal by donating whatever you can to help put these books in the hands of our children in St.Lucia. All of your donations will go directly to funding this series of books and delivering them to the schools and libraries in St.Lucia.
Also, if you would like to purchase a copy for yourself or for your children or grandchildren, please click on the links below.
Reading and literacy are critically important to the development of our children. Reading interesting, fun, culturally relevant books can help our children read more and develop a love of reading and learning. I invite you to join me in this project and help put these wonderful books in the hands of our St. Lucian children.
Thank you so much for your contribution. Even a little can go a long way in this venture. Please tell your St. Lucian family members and friends, and encourage them to help also.
Claudette Bekha Charles.
Thank you for supporting this cultural literature campaign. I really do appreciate every donation, large or small. Please continue to encourage your St. Lucian and Caribbean friends to donate. If only 50 persons donated $100, we would be able to send copies of these books to all the primary schools and library outlets in St. Lucia. Consider the last time you spent $100 without being able to remember what you spent it on. With this donation, you will certainly remember that you provided books that will bring smiles to many children in St. Lucia, and help their educational development by providing them interesting, fun, and culturally relevant reading material. Thank you again for doing what you can to help our children succeed.
I've started raising money for "Lucian Stories for St. Lucian Kids" - Donate Now!
I have just launched my GoFundMe page to raise funds to provide Wyetta storybooks to children in St. Lucia. I do hope that you will support and share with family and friends in St. Lucia and in the diaspora. We will keep you updated with the progress of this project. Thanks in advance for your support.